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Awards Top Pick Award Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award Best Buy Award 
Price $199.00 at Backcountry$159.00 at REI
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$83.99 at Backcountry
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$169.00 at REI
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$68.93 at REI
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Pros Great hood design, handwarmer pockets, water resistantPerfect fit for most active uses, ideal weight for many conditions, great hood designLightweight, long zipper, chest pocket, thumb loopsWeather resistant, good stretch, breathable, looks goodInexpensive, breathable panels, soft
Cons Not as warm as other jackets, not as breathable as jackets with gridded fleeceNot as warm for its weight as some high-loft modelsLess breathableBaggy fit doesn't work well as a mid layerFleece pills, sleeves bulky under some layers
Bottom Line Chock full of useful features, it's well-designed, complete with a handy balaclavaAn ideal fleece for almost anything you can think of, you'll never want to take it offThis fleece makes a great layering option for active days in the mountainsAn odd entry in the R series, but we came to love this model for its weather resistanceA great fleece that compares well with the competition at a much lower cost
Rating Categories Arc'teryx Fortrez Hoody Patagonia R1 Hoody Type 2 Fun 3/4 Zip Hoody Patagonia R1 TechFace Hoody Vigor Half-Zip Hoody
Warmth (20%)
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Comfort (20%)
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Breathability (20%)
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Layering Ability (15%)
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Specs Arc'teryx Fortrez... Patagonia R1 Hoody Type 2 Fun 3/4 Zip... Patagonia R1... Vigor Half-Zip Hoody
Type Midweight Lightweight Lightweight Lightweight Midweight
Weight 13.2 oz 11.1 oz 11.7 oz 14.4oz 13.3 oz
Main Material Polartec Power Stretch with Hardface Technology - 88% polyester, 12% elastane, 230 g/m² 6.9-oz Polartec Power Grid 93% recycled polyester 7% spandex with Polygiene permanent odor control 55% polypropylene, 45% polyester Regulator Fleece 93% polyester, 7% spandex
# of Pockets 3 1 1 3 1
Unique Features Integrated neck gaiter doubles as balaclava, streamlined hood fits udner climbing helmets, gusseted underarms for unrestricted movement Balaclava style hood, thumb loops, Polygiene permanent odor control, longer length to stay tucked under a harness Helmet-compatible hood Adjustable hem, scuba hood, thumb loops Breathable grid fabric with reinforced chest and sleeves
Hood Option Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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